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What are the proposed work requirements? The chair’s plan would require all SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants age 18-59 who are not disabled or raising a child under 6 to prove every month that they are working and/or participating in a work program at least 20 hours per week. Those who cannot comply would face harsh sanctions:US Farm Bill goes in wrong direction with SNAP work requirements chart 1

  • The first failure would result in a loss of benefits for 12 months.
  • Each subsequent failure would lock individuals out of SNAP for 36 months.
  • Individuals could only regain eligibility by working at least 20 hours per week for a month, or requalify through an exemption such as disability.

 

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US Farm Bill goes in wrong direction with SNAP work requirements chart 3

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